Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Outside In N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,181,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dui Hua Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Echoing Green, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Every1 Can Work N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Lifeline N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,756
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
Page SUM 501,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater School and Community Library MT Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 613,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Outside In United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,181,300

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13280 records found.